Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan has blamed Manchester United owners the Glazer family for Manchester United’s fall from dominance.
Speaking to El Pais before United were dumped out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid, Forlan said: “I’m speaking from the outside, but with the change of ownership, the objectives seem to be different.
“In that United team, there were a lot of home-grown players. That, with the good players there were, increased the quality and gave an identity that made a difference.
“Today, there are not so many home-grown players, also because there is a lot of competition in the scouting of young players. The surrounding clubs have grown.
“In my time there was only Arsenal. Now there are (Man) City, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Liverpool have re-emerged.”